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Wednesday, December 24, 2014 • Posted December 23, 2014 • Photos
Franklin Edward Habecker, Sr. of Mason, formerly of Pflugerville, was born February 18th, 1936, in Kerrville to Viola Seiter and Emil Habecker. Frank was happily married to Jeannie Freeman Habecker for 43 years until she earned her heavenly reward in 2007. In 2008, Frank married Helen Meyer Schmidt Habecker, who blessed both him and his family’s lives immensely during the past six years.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 • Posted December 23, 2014 • Photos
Early in the morning on Saturday, December 20, 2014, one of the kindest, most loving and generous angel on earth left her loved ones for her place in heaven. Our beloved and cherished Aunt Mildred, affectionately called Mimmie, bestowed all her motherly love upon all her nieces and nephews and was a kind and loving friend to all who knew her.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014 • Photos
Velma Lee Scantlin, of Mason, passed away in Llano on Monday, December 8, at the age of 94. Mrs. Scantlin is survived by five children Bobby Ray Scantlin and wife Karen, of Mason, Tony Douglas Scantlin and wife Mary Jo, of Brady, Janie Brewer, of Llano, Linda Tear and husband Bob, of Mason and Christy Scantlin of Brady; two brothers Howard Sanders of Brady and Marvin Sanders and wife Helen of Midland; 21 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-gre ...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014 • Photos
Mary Kyle Ritchey, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, mentor and friend, passed away peacefully on December 13, 2014, in Mason, Texas, at the age of 68. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Pearl Underwood and by her sister, Carol Henry. She is survived by her husband, Mike Ritchey DVM, daughters Jennifer Wofford and husband Kurt, Jo Lynn Joyce DVM and husband Wade Everitt, Shannon Dezell and husband Sean and by her brother, John Underwood and wife Gail.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014 • Photos
James Taylor Virdell, Sr. was born in Rochelle, Texas, January, 22, 1924, the first child of James Clarence Virdell and Annie Myrtle Taylor Virdell. In 1936, he moved with his family to Llano where he has lived since that time. After high school, he served 38 months in the Army Air Corp as an Aerial Engineer on B-25 bombers.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014 • Photos
Kenneth Paul Mueller, age 70, of Brady, Texas, passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2014, in San Angelo, Texas. He was born November 19, 1944 in Fredericksburg, Texas, to Arno Mueller Sr. and Bertha (Stanke) Mueller. He was a Lineman for Sharyland Utilities for over 39 years. He has lived in Brady since 1975, moving there from Mason. Funeral services for Kenneth Paul Mueller were held at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 3, 2014 • Photos
Crystal Dian Haley of Mason passed away on November 22, 2014, at the age of 32. Crystal was born November 7, 1982 in Fredricksburg, Texas, to Thomas and Jana (Nagy) Haley. She grew up in Mason, attending Mason schools and graduated in 2001 from Mason High School. Crystal was one of the first females to play football in Mason, playing for the Punchers two years in Junior High.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 3, 2014 • Photos
Merrilee Casner Miller of Llano passed away on November 29, 2014, at the age of 88. She was born on August 27, 1926, in Antioch, California, the only child of Foster & Doris Mathis Casner. At the age of 1, the family returned to the Bluffton area on the banks of the Colorado River.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 26, 2014 • Photos
Patsy Lovera Shearer Finley was born on October 20, 1928 in Mason Texas, to Otis Shearer and Emma Helen Miller Shearer where she was raised among her large family and friends. She attended Howard Paine University in Brownwood, Texas and Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. She received her degree in Education and taught school in San Angelo, Texas.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 19, 2014 • Photos
James Powell “J.P.” Murray, Sr., age 73, of Brady, Texas, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014 in Brady, Texas. He was born October 3, 1941 in Three Rivers, Texas to James Paschal Murray and Daisy Laurette (Nelson) Murray. He married Debbie Crouch on April 10, 1994 in Mason. He has lived in the area for 18 years.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 19, 2014
Alyssa Balderas, of Mason, passed away on Sunday, November 9, at 6 years of age. Alyssa is survived by her parents Elsie Soto and Hugo Balderas of Mason and two brothers Hugo Balderas Jr. and Joel Balderas both of Mason, grandparents Isidro Soto Sr. and Alicia Dominguez, aunts and uncles: Nancy Soto of San Angelo, Isidro Soto Jr.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 19, 2014 • Photos
Alfredo Torres, of Mason, passed away on Monday, November 11, at the age of 52. Mr. Torres is survived by his wife Beatrice Torres, of Mason, his children Alfredo Torres and wife Tasha, Loretta Chavaria and husband Ezekiel and Jeremy Hernandez, his father Joe Angel Torres of San Saba and 10 brothers and sisters: Yolanda Torres of Mason, Marie Lira of Mason, Daniel Torres and wife “Pury” of Iraan, Rosa Torres of Mason, Sylvia Torres of Mexico, Manuel Torres and wife Mary of Louisiana, Albe ...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 12, 2014 • Photos
Graveside services for Herman Eugene Lyon, 87, of Cleburne, Texas were conducted at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery with Pastor Jerry Cox officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Jeremiah Shields, Trey Dunn, Spencer Lyon and Dylan Love. Mr. Lyon passed away Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 at his home.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 29, 2014
Larry W. Scevers, age 72 of Lampasas, TX passed away October 22, 2014, at his home. Larry was born August 27, 1942 in Brady, TX, the son of Albert Washington Keith and Bessie Lorene Scevers. Larry was a teacher and a counselor for the LISD for many years. He had lived in Lampasas for the past 37 years. Survivors include his wife, Glenda Scevers of Lampasas Son, Michael Scevers and wife Stephanie of Saginaw Daughters; Stacie Scevers Core and husband Adam of Lampasas Russann Hankins and husb ...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 29, 2014 • Photos
Mr. Richard “Dick” Hoerster of Fredericksburg passed away on Tuesday, October 21st at his residence at the age of 86 years. Richard Hoerster was born on March 6, 1928, in Mason County “Art”, Texas to Dan John and Pearl Jordan Hoerster. He married Maxie Lehmann on February 10, 1951, in the Grace Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas. Mr.